Looking to Uplift, With Navajo ‘Rez Metal’ : music, politics and social change

Looking to Uplift, With Navajo ‘Rez Metal’ – NYTimes.com.

Darius, who writes most of the band’s songs, rumbled into the microphone. “Insanity keeps on increasing,” he sang. “Decide what is right. Block it out and fight the good fight.”

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And then as Testify wrapped up and Edmund Yazzie stepped off the stage, a man in the back scribbled his contact information onto a piece of paper destined for the band.

The man, Tim Castillo, 46, was a pastor. He wanted to invite Testify to play at his church — he thought parishioners would relate to the group’s aggressive sound and benefit from its you-can-do-it ethos.

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